Children of War and Peace is an archival documentary film that looks into nationalist education and the roles assigned to children which were directly guided by the state and authorities. All activities were aimed at military readiness for when the time comes. Children and young people were expected to be obedient, loyal, and honest. Their own needs and emotions were to be suppressed.
DIRECTOR: Ville Suhonen SCRIPTWRITER: Ville Suhonen CINEMATOGRAPHY: Pekka Uotila SOUND: Pietari Koskinen EDITING: Sanna Liinamaa PRODUCTION MANAGER: Oona Saari PRODUCER: Jouko Aaltonen PRODUCTION COMPANY: Illume
Ville Suhonen is a film director, screenwriter, and author. Since 1985, he has directed and written more than 30 films. Acting as the scriptwriter and second director, he gained recognition with the successful family adventure film Tommy and the Wildcat (1998). His recent works include Price of Peace (2021), about the pacifist Arndt Pekurinen, and The Seamstress (2015), a documentary about Martta Koskinen, who was executed by the authorities. The Seamstress received the Jussi Award for Best Documentary and the State Award for Public Information.